Panchyet Hill & Dam

Panchyet Hill is situated at the North – East corner of Purulia District near the border line between West Bengal and Jharkand close to North-West end of Burdwan District of West Bengal and South-West to Panchyet Dam on Damodar River and its tributary. The height of the Hill is 2017 ft. above Sea level and it is the 2nd highest Hill in Purulia after Ajodhya. Panchyet Hill along with its rich forest was within the Panchakot Raj Estate under the control of erstwhile Maharaja of Kashipur and is historically important and was actually used as a Fort of the Maharaj, being a safe place to counter enemies and that is why this Hill is also known as Gar-Panchyet Hill. It has vegetal cover having flora of wide Bio-diversity and contiguous huge reservoir of Panchyet Dam. The Hill top is accessible by forest road maintained by the Department of forests. It offers a picturesque and panoramic view of the forest and the Dam. For promotion of tourism West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited have recently constructed Dormitory and suites at Eco.-Tourism Centre at Baghmara in Panchyet Hill whose booking can be done from their office at Raja Subodh Mallick Square, Kolkata. The Hill is not far from Purulia town and is very close to Adra Junction and Barakar Rail Station.